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This week, Alexandra Jacobs checked out the new Kate Spade flagship on Madison Avenue. The headline, "Having Fun Is Hard Work," gets explained in the last paragraph: "For unlike many of her neighbors, the Kate Spade customer is not one of eternal leisure; she rather works strenuously to convince everyone what a good time she's having, what an eternal summer camp life is. Some of us hated summer camp, but others will always want to return." [NYT]